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Did you know... why folks celebrate St. Patty's Day?? Me either! until... now!

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink and feast—on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage.

I thought it was about... a lot of booze,
some... inappropriate jokes,

and some... hot Irishman!

but, apparently... there's quite a bit more to it then i thought! LOL... pretty typical result of assumptions! ;)

So, when Miss Pat Sloan asked me to be a part of her (Tour Ireland) book blog-hop on this party day... i said, "UUuuuhhh... { H } yeah!" cause, i thought... again, booze, jokes, hot Irishman. Then i received her FABulous book in the mail and i was GREEN with ENVY! and NOT from what i was expecting, yet still fierce!! LOL Aaackk... you should see the countryside pictures, the cottages, the sheep ( wait did i just say that??? ), i mean the castles...

This has to one of my most favorite quilting books ever! It was like a little mini trip/ vacation catalog with quilt patterns! I mean come on... does it get any better then that! The book showcases 12 different projects that embrace Ireland... and i swear, i want them all and to badly go there after pawing through this book!

I do adore Pat, but i am praying she has a big hangover after making me this jealous! ;) kiss, kiss... sweetness!

Thankfully, i will choose to forgive her since... she and Leisure Arts are giving 2 of these gorgeous books away to a couple of my "lucky" readers! Just leave a comment here telling me one of your St. Patty's Day traditions!!

then pop over to these celebrating babes blogs and try your luck at winning a book over there!

Leisure Arts Blog
Pat Sloan
mrs schmenkman quilts
cv quilt works
The Happy Zombie
crazy mom quilts
Pam Kitty Morning

Want to see more of Pat and the making of this book... she's got video! check them out and have a SAFE night my friends!!!

Xo, Heather

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PS... Leisure Arts is going to offer 25% off Tour Ireland for the entire month of March..! Just incase you're not feeling lucky! (wink, wink)